50 Weeks to Organized: Week 26

  Well, here I am: a little more than halfway through this “50 Weeks to Organized” business and wondering how much real progress has been made. I have learned an important lesson about decluttering this week though: I’ve learned that I can’t let “perfect” be the enemy of the “good enough for now.” When I started …

50 Weeks to Organized: Week 24

After my month of not worrying about anything organizational, it was a bit tough to come back to the game, especially when my spare bedroom looked like this: It is in moments like this that I know I should be mortified to post some of these “before” shots, but one of my number-one blogging rules …

This Kind of Feels Like Defeat, But Not

  Okay, let’s get real, folks: the last month of your first year of teaching is really, REALLY busy/stressful/emotional/tiring/draining/sleep-deprived/crazy. You know it’s bad when one of your favorite hobbies (blogging) is starting to feel like just one more thing on that monstrous to-do list. You know it’s REALLY bad when you’re stressing yourself sick over …

50 Weeks to Organized: Week 18

  If you are a teacher of any kind at all, you will have a hefty paperload: assignments/tests to grade, articles to read, curriculum outlines, lesson plans, literature printouts, etc. But if you are a Language Arts or English teacher (like I am), you can bet that your paper load will be about triple or quadruple of …

50 Weeks to Organized: Week 17

    I start this post with two warnings: one, you will see that it is self-evident from the pictures below that my hubby and I have a teensy little problem when it comes to buying movies, and two, there are no “before” pictures (mostly just because to the regular eye, you probably wouldn’t see …

50 Weeks to Organized: Week 16

In last week’s organizational post, I moaned about how I would probably regret choosing to tackle the filing cabinet this week (especially since we’re hitting midterms and parent-teacher conferences this week at the school). Surprisingly, I actually ended up getting most of it done over the weekend instead of procrastinating it all until the last …

50 Weeks to Organized: Week 14

Sorry I’m posting this a day late–like I mentioned Tuesday, we currently don’t have the Internet at our apartment, and since I’m on spring break and all, I’m having to get creative with where I do my blogging. Seeing as how I actually wanted a bit of time to relax on my spring break, I’m …